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4th Dec '16 1:29:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' periodically showed that even the most {{Badass}} of supernatural beasties could be taken down with [[RealLife real world]] firepower. While it's shown that guns can't kill vampires, they do "hurt like hell," and most other monsters have no such immunity, and even Buffy was once almost killed by an ordinary guy with a handgun. Most fights were still superpowered slugfests, since the [[WeirdnessCensor self-imposed]] {{Masquerade}} kept the police or military from getting involved in the plot much, and the MainCharacters could only occasionally get their hands on post-medieval weaponry. This got a little wonky in Season 4 and beyond, though, when the government ''did'' get involved, equipping a lot of {{Muggle}} soldiers with hi-tech weapons and sending them off to fight demons; how successful this actually was tended to vary by episode. One of Joss Whedon's ideas for the season was "magic vs. science, magic kicks ass", which was proved by the CurbStompBattle in the penultimate episode, but up until the BigBad made his move, it was largely back and forth.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' periodically showed that even the most {{Badass}} badass of supernatural beasties could be taken down with [[RealLife real world]] firepower. While it's shown that guns can't kill vampires, they do "hurt like hell," and most other monsters have no such immunity, and even Buffy was once almost killed by an ordinary guy with a handgun. Most fights were still superpowered slugfests, since the [[WeirdnessCensor self-imposed]] {{Masquerade}} kept the police or military from getting involved in the plot much, and the MainCharacters could only occasionally get their hands on post-medieval weaponry. This got a little wonky in Season 4 and beyond, though, when the government ''did'' get involved, equipping a lot of {{Muggle}} soldiers with hi-tech weapons and sending them off to fight demons; how successful this actually was tended to vary by episode. One of Joss Whedon's ideas for the season was "magic vs. science, magic kicks ass", which was proved by the CurbStompBattle in the penultimate episode, but up until the BigBad made his move, it was largely back and forth.
25th Nov '16 9:32:27 AM infernape612
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* There's a scene in ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' where a witch and a Muggle are trying to break into a magically locked office. The witch tries the old standby ''Alohomora'' without success, because the owner of the office uses a locking spell ''Alohomora'' can't deal with. The Muggle then kicks the door down with hardly any trouble.

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* There's a scene in ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' where a the witch Queenie and a Muggle the Muggle/[[SeparatedByACommonLanguage No-Maj]] Jacob are trying to break into a magically locked office. The witch Queenie tries the old standby ''Alohomora'' without success, because the owner of the office uses a locking spell ''Alohomora'' can't deal with. The Muggle Jacob then kicks the door down with hardly any trouble.
23rd Nov '16 8:11:35 PM WithFlowers
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* There's a scene in ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' where a witch and a Muggle are trying to break into a magically locked office. The witch tries the old standby ''Alohomora'' without success, because the owner of the office uses a locking spell ''Alohomora'' can't deal with. The Muggle then kicks the door down with hardly any trouble.
7th Nov '16 10:10:17 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'', the [[AntiMagicEmpire Azadi Empire]] easily conquers a large chunk of Arcadia despite many magic-wielders opposing them by using {{Magitek}} and old-fashioned cold steel.

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* In ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'', the [[AntiMagicEmpire Azadi Empire]] easily conquers a large chunk of Arcadia despite many magic-wielders opposing them by using {{Magitek}} and old-fashioned cold steel. It's implied it has more to do with their [[KnightTemplar zealotry]] and organization, as they are made out to be the most militarily organized power in that world. Marcuria is just a mercantile city-state, which is already suffering from an invasion by TheHorde, and said Horde is hardly the organized power that the Azadi are.
6th Nov '16 6:21:26 PM KrspaceT
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* Despite the magical mons capable of lighting up dark areas, ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' is quite clear that flashlights are much more effective and simpler to use.
1st Nov '16 1:18:35 PM baseoaces
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*** Really a case of [[ExactWords Exact Words]] since rocket launchers aren't technically "forged" weapons.
31st Oct '16 5:36:46 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Fanfic/AGreatEndeavor'', for all the ponies' magical powers, it's ultimately a big question mark if Equestria made a significant contribution to the war effort on the grand scale.
* Downplayed in ''Fanfic/AmbienceAFleetSymphony''. While ship girls are indeed superhuman and nearly immune to small arms, heavy weapons are still very much a threat. Excellently illustrated at the end of chapter 167; [[spoiler:the Abyssals have just steamrolled the Combined Fleet, but when friendly air support shows up, the hitherto invincible Aircraft Carrier Water Demon]] is told to retreat under the belief that, as powerful as she is, even she can't stand up to the newcomers.
21st Sep '16 7:16:23 AM freefall4242
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*** Potentially {{Justified}}: The wizarding community rarely gathers in such numbers, so infrastructure to accommodate that many wouldn't be needed as often. Plus, the whole thing has to be in secret, necessitating powerful, possibly complex magic to keep Muggles away.
12th Sep '16 1:10:40 AM Eagal
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** In Book 4 it's mentioned that entire sections of the Ministry of Magic are derailed by the Quidditch World Cup, with their logistical abilities struggling to accommodate 10,000+ wizards, when there a dozen muggle stadiums that can hold ten times that number.
6th Sep '16 10:01:10 AM AtticusOmundson
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* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', after getting a taste of the comforts the modern town of Storybrooke has to offer (television, air-conditioning, indoor plumbing, etc.), the fairytale residents find themselves vastly preferring it to the medieval setting of the Enchanted Forest where they originally hail from. Also acts as a case of IChooseToStay.
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